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Several House Republicans have proposed legislation that would prevent pregnant immigrants from entering the United States, in a bid to stop them from giving birth in the U.S. to bestow U.S. citizenship on their children.
The Stop Birth Tourism Act, from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., is the latest GOP attempt to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.
In a letter to his House colleagues seeking support for the bill, Rohrabacher said U.S. consular officers are allowed to turn immigrants away for several reasons, but not for reasons related to what he says is "birth tourism."
"[T]hey do not have the ability to refuse a tourist visa if a pregnant foreigner is likely to come to the United States solely for the purpose of giving birth," he wrote. "My proposal would correct this problem by giving consular officers the authority to deem an alien as ineligible to enter the U.S. on a tourist visa if the officer determines she is likely to give birth in the U.S. if admitted."
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Inside old log book, memories of heroism
BY TARA COPP | 05/23/15 12:42 PM
World War II pilots recall flights in Europe, seven decades later.
Why you shouldn't confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day
BY EMILIE PADGETT | 05/23/15 12:38 PM
Each holiday commemorates different people in the U.S. armed services.
'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed
BY BARBARA BOLAND | 05/24/15 5:12 PM
Dr. John F. Nash Jr., and his wife, were killed in a two-car accident on the N.J. Turnpike. He was 86.
Sunday show rundown
BY SARAH WESTWOOD | 05/24/15 4:33 PM
Politicians, journalists debated the latest in the fight against ISIS and scandals facing Hillary Clinton.
Former director on Iraq: We 'underestimated how deep the hole' we dug
BY BARBARA BOLAND | 05/24/15 4:00 PM
The whole region is "melting down."
Remembering our fallen heroes
Remembering our fallen heroes
Soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan, Obama honors the fallen
Soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan, Obama honors the fallen
Jeb Bush speaks to the crowd at SRLC in Oklahoma City
Jeb Bush speaks to the crowd at SRLC in Oklahoma City
Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference
He said birth tourism has created an industry in which some people have set up "maternity hotels," which immigrants use to deliver children.
"These maternity hotels are normally single-family homes in our neighborhoods that host numerous pregnant foreigners for months at a time, violating local zoning laws and putting an undue burden on our neighborhoods, hospitals and local governments," he wrote. "Rarely do these maternity hotels have the ability to care for ill mothers and/or their babies, resulting in hospital visits that unfairly come at the cost of the American taxpayers."
Rohrabacher's bill says the government "may require" that a woman seeking to enter the U.S. provide certification by a healthcare provider that she is not pregnant. Or, if she is pregnant, some certification may be required "as to the status of the pregnancy."
That information is required to help determine whether she should be turned away.
"An alien seeking admission to the United States as a non-immigrant ... who a consular officer or the secretary of State determines... is pregnant, and if admitted to the United States, is likely to give birth in the United States, is inadmissible," the bill reads.
Other GOP sponsors of his bill are Reps. Buddy Carter, Ga.; Mike Conaway, Texas; Scott DesJarlais, Tenn.; Louie Gohmert, Texas; Paul Gosar, Ariz.; Sam Johnson, Texas; Walter Jones, N.C.; Steve King, Iowa; Pete Olson, Texas; and Ryan Zinke, Mont.
Then 'CAIR' is free to leave the United States...enough of their whining!
While the rest of the country was recalling its fallen troops, two prominent CAIR officials questioned whether they deserved to be honored.Virtually all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s freedom and safety. Two Council on American-Islamic Relations’ officials spent the holiday weekend differently: Questioning whether U.S. troops deserve to be honored and tweeting that the country was “established upon white supremacy.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group labeled by the Justice Department as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial, disingenuously claims that it is a moderate organization.
Yet, on May 23, Zahra Billoo, the radical executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars.
Yeshua of Nazareth is the promised seed of Abraham. He came as the fulfillment of what the prophets had spoken. The entire Torah points to him. However, when he finally came most of his own people did not receive him.
Yeshua of Nazareth is the promised seed of Abraham. He came as the fulfillment of what the prophets had spoken. The entire Torah points to him. However, when he finally came most of his own people did not receive him. As he was carried into the Temple by his parents to be presented before the LORD, the old righteous man Simeon prophesied, “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against.” (Lk 2:34) The Apostle Peter similarly wrote about the Messiah, “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone. ”For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,’ and, ‘A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they disobey the message” which is also what they were destined for.” (1 Pet 2:6-8)
Yeshua of Nazareth is the promised seed of Abraham. He came as the fulfillment of what the prophets had spoken. The entire Torah points to him. However, when he finally came most of his own people did not receive him. As he was carried into the Temple by his parents to be presented before the LORD, the old righteous man Simeon prophesied, “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against.” (Lk 2:34)
The Apostle Peter similarly wrote about the Messiah, “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,’ and, ‘A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.'” Yeshua himself explained to the leaders of Israel, “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” (Jn 5:39-40) Truly Yeshua has been a sign spoken against by his own people over the past two thousand years. The leaders of Israel took offense when the Messiah came. Israel is, however, destined to not just fall but also to rise over the issue of Yeshua from Nazareth. In the end they will come to him to find life. Paul asked in Romans 11:11 concerning Israel, “Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?” His answer was very clear, “Not at all!” Yeshua became the falling of many in Israel. But he will also in the end be the rising of many in Israel. Glory to God! He is the only corner stone. It is time to enter into the labor pains in prayer for the salvation of Israel! We need the burden for Israel that Paul had, “I tell the truth in Messiah. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Messiah for my brothers” sake, my relatives according to the flesh “Brothers, my heart´s desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.” (Rom 9:1-3;10:1)
The way of the Lord must be prepared so that Yeshua can be reveled to Israel. The Spirit of grace and supplication must be poured out to reveal the One who was pierced for our sins and Jerusalem will say, “Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord!”
The Holy Spirit tends to be the forgotten member of the Trinity. Most Christians know He's there, but they are unclear about exactly what He does or how to interact with Him — or if that's even possible. Yet, as we discussed in our first group study, something was so important about the Holy Spirit that Jesus told His disciples it was to their advantage that He go away — if His departure meant the Spirit came (John 16:7).
The Holy Spirit tends to be the forgotten member of the Trinity. Most Christians know He's there, but they are unclear about exactly what He does or how to interact with Him — or if that's even possible. Yet, as we discussed in our first group study, something was so important about the Holy Spirit that Jesus told His disciples it was to their advantage that He go away — if His departure meant the Spirit came (John 16:7). The Spirit's presence inside them, He said, would be better than even Himself beside them. In fact, they needed the Spirit's presence so much that Jesus told them not to raise a finger toward the Great Commission until that Spirit had arrived.
Forgetting the Holy Spirit affects how we view the Christian life. If we are unaware of the Spirit's presence and power in us, we are more likely to think of God as someone we know about, not someone we really know. In other words, we're likely to see God as more of a doctrine than a person. And that's when we stop expecting to feel God's presence in our lives. We stop expecting to interact with God personally. We stop expecting God to do mighty things in and through us, things we see Him doing through the early Christians in the Book of Acts.
Knowing about God isn't what changes your life. After all, James 2:19 says, "You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe — and shudder!" In other words, you can connect all your doctrinal dots and cross all your theological T's and still be no better than a demon. Knowing about God isn't what's central to Christianity.
Doing things for God isn't what changes your life either. Jesus warned that people will point to various "mighty works" on the Day of Judgment, works they performed in His name. And yet He will tell them to leave His presence, for He never knew them (Matt. 7:21-23).
Despite these clear warnings in Scripture, many of us persist in believing our Christian life can be summed up in what we know about God and what we do for Him. But we deceive ourselves. The Christian life isn't what we know about God and what we do for Him; it's about knowing God and what He does through us. This is love that goes beyond all knowledge. It's not just about filling our minds with theological truth, but having our whole beings filled with the God whom all our theology is pointing to!
We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad – good.” – Anna Politkovskaya.
“What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” Francis Fukuyama, The End of History?
Using federal grant money to fund and expand the tentacles of Sustainable Development has a number of ugly realities. First, and easiest to understand, is that this is a money redistribution scheme that helps bankrupt both the federal government and the middle class. The money wasn’t allocated specifically by Congress to fund grants that come from HUD, EPA, DOT, DOE (and maybe other sources as well).
Second, the projects into which this money goes do very little to improve the infrastructure, to help stimulate the local economy or to benefit those it is ostensibly designed to help. I say ‘ostensibly’ because that is what those handing it out and those spending it say it is for, but it is truly a wealth redistribution plan as noted in first paragraph.
Let’s look at just one of the grant sources, the Community Development Block Grants:
As noted by the Cato Institute, CDBG activities are supposed to meet one of three objectives: (1) benefit low- and moderate-income persons, (2) prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or (3) address a serious need or threat that has particular urgency.9 A huge range of activities meet these criteria, including:
acquisition of property
construction or repair of streets, recreation facilities, and other public works
demolition and rehabilitation of public and private buildings
public services and planning activities
assistance to nonprofit and for-profit groups for community development purposes
While CDBG funds are initially handed out to state and local governments, the ultimate beneficiaries are usually private businesses and organizations working on particular projects, such as shopping malls, parking lots, museums, colleges, theaters, swimming pools, and auditoriums. Here is a small sampling of projects funded in 2008.
These ‘plans,’ supposedly put together by the local metropolitan planning commission along with the city or county council are just like every other plan in every other community in the world. Yes, the world, not just the U.S. Can anyone say that Kalispell, Montana, San Francisco, California, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lhasa, Tibet and Saigon, Viet Nam are so alike that it is only natural that their General Plans for the next 10 or 20 or 50 years all look the same?
Moreover, these plans are building non-elected boards and regional councils made up of ‘stakeholders’ (private political organizations – NGOs affiliated with the UN – that are not local, but travel the nation, imposing Sustainable community plans, and thereby feeding off the grant money). Also cashing in are major corporations and business owners who are looking to cash in through Public Private Partnerships,
Look at just one local community’s take from the federal government and stop and think about how much control the feds take for their largess with your money. Then multiply that by every city and county in the country:
The Consolidated Plan establishes the basis and strategy for the use of federal funds granted to the City of Knoxville by the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the following programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG)
In addition to CDBG, HOME and ESG programs, the City received stimulus funds in 2009 and is implementing Neighborhood Stabilization Program-1 (NSP-1), Community Development Block Grant – Recoverfy (CDBG-R), and
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) programs. The projects funded with these funds will continue until they are completed and all funds are expended.
DECLASSIFIED 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document reveals: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”
Levant Report On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit.
While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.
Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.
The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.
The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.
While a number of analysts and journalists have documented long ago the role of western intelligence agencies in the formation and training of the armed opposition in Syria, this is the highest level internal U.S. intelligence confirmation of the theory that western governments fundamentally see ISIS as their own tool for regime change in Syria. The document matter-of-factly states just that scenario.
Forensic evidence, video evidence, (see below) as well as recent admissions of high-level officials involved (see former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford’s admissions here and here), have since proven the State Department and CIA’s material support of ISIS terrorists on the Syrian battlefield going back to at least 2012 and 2013 (for a clear example of “forensic evidence”: see UK-based Conflict Armament Research’s report which traced the origins of Croatian anti-tank rockets recovered from ISIS fighters back to a Saudi/CIA joint program via identifiable serial numbers).
In interview footage from the Eretz Zen video, the U.S. “key man” Okaidi, through which U.S. assistance flowed, also praises ISIS and Al-Qaeda as the FSA’s “brothers”. The video further shows Okaidi proudly declaring that al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda in Syria) makes up ten percent of the FSA.
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Remember the massive lie perpetrated by the Obama administration about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi that was supposedly launched in response to an anti-Islam YouTube video?
Though many already assumed that intelligence-insulting lie wasn’t true, a recently obtained memo, as reported on Fox News, clearly indicated that multiple U.S. agencies including the CIA, State Department and the National Security Council fully expected an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi at least 10 days before it actually happened.
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Our Lord Jesus Christ I pray to find the peace that ONLY God can send. Help us each to be a leader like Asa and bring America back to you.
Read 2 Chronicles 14
King Asa’s reforms; his covenant with God; his treaty with Syria (Aram); Asa rebuked by Hanani; Asa’s death; Jehoshaphat succeeds Asa
Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought Him, and He hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered (II Chr. 14:7).
Asa was one of the kings of Judah who followed the direction of the Lord. He tore down the altars that had been built to worship false gods by those that had come before him. He also took away all the idols and cut down all the groves.
He commanded that Judah would serve the Lord. He also commanded that they would follow the laws and commandments of God. He made all the necessary movements to turn Judah back to following the Lord.
As a result of the God-fearing actions of Asa, the nation of Judah experienced a time of great peace. Therefore, instead of being forced to utilize resources on war, they were able to build cities that were fortified. This appeared to be a time of prosperity in Judah. The Lord would have us blessed, more so spiritually than physically. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (III John 1:2).
There should be little surprise that the nation prospered and events transpired the way they did. Following God will always pay off in life. Although we do not serve God for earthly rewards, there are often many of those kinds of blessings as we walk with God. These blessings could be physical, but they are even more likely to be spiritual in nature. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3).
Think about the actual blessing that was given to Asa and Judah here. It might seem to be the prosperity. Some might say it was the ability to increase the nation by building. Others might cite the protection they would be allowed from the walls and other construction.
The real blessing here was peace. It was because it was a time of peace that all the other things transpired. Too often in life, the physical blessing is valued over the spiritual. This particular time of peace was really both physical and spiritual.
Peace, in the spiritual sense, is a blessing from God. It can't truly be found outside of God. It is an inner peace that comes only through belonging to Christ and living a life dedicated to God and it is available to all of us.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).
Thought for Today:
It is not beauty, strength or wealth that makes us great, but only faithfulness to obey God’s Word.
…I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
After crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel came to a place called Marah. The waters there were bitter. That is why the place was called Marah, which means “bitter”. The Israelites could not drink any of the water, so the Lord made the bitter waters sweet. (Exodus 15:23–25) Then, He brought up the subject of the diseases of Egypt and, for the first time, revealed Himself to His people as “the Lord who heals you”.
Why did the Lord suddenly mention the diseases of the world (Egypt represents the world in the Bible) at a place called “bitter”? What do diseases have to do with bitter waters? I believe that it is because He wants His people to know that a major cause of diseases in their bodies is harboring bitterness and resentment!
Some years ago, a lady shared with me about her sister who had died of cancer at a young age. She said, “Pastor Prince, a number of years before she passed on, she went through a very bitter divorce. She was very bitter toward her ex-husband.” Then, she asked me, “Is there a relationship between her bitterness and the cancer?”
I have studied the subject of healing for many years. I have read many books. I have listened to many sermons and I have sat under many healing ministries. And they all say the same thing: If you have unforgiveness in your heart long enough, that unforgiveness can sometimes translate into a disease in your body.
So if you have been bitter about something or someone, it is time to let it go! Your health, joy and life are more important. If you are already sick and you know that bitterness has something to do with it, let it go! See Jesus as your healer. He is standing at your place of bitterness today and He is saying to you, “My child, I can make your bitter waters sweet. I am the Lord who heals you.”
My friend, let it all go and let Jesus heal not just your diseases, but your broken heart too!
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